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First ship-to-ship LNG bunkering in Singapore

Thu 02 May 2019 by John Snyder

First ship-to-ship LNG bunkering in Singapore
To fuel a heavy-lift ship, LNG was first reloaded onto a small-scale tanker

Singapore’s Pavilion Energy performed the first commercial ship-to-ship LNG bunkering in the Port of Singapore. The operation comprised a reload of 2,000 m3 of LNG onto a small-scale tanker at the newly modified Secondary Jetty of the Singapore LNG (SLNG) Terminal, followed by a ship-to-ship transfer to the receiving heavy-lift vessel.

“Pavilion Energy’s first commercial ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation in Singapore demonstrates our strong commitment and capability to deliver a comprehensive suite of LNG bunker supply solutions to Singapore and the region,” said Pavilion Energy group chief executive Frédéric H Barnaud.

Mr Barnaud said the “milestone was achieved in close collaboration with the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) and SLNG Corporation, and with the support from various stakeholders, partners and customers.”

MPA chief executive Quah Ley Hoon said, “As the world’s largest bunkering port, Singapore is committed to provide a ranging of bunkering solutions to meet the future energy needs of the global shipping industry.”

Singapore LNG Corporation chief executive Tan Soo Koong said, “We strongly believe that LNG will become the worldwide fuel of choice for bunkering in the long term, and SLNG is well-positioned to facilitate this development. We are keen to work with all stakeholders and invest in infrastructure as necessary, to help grow LNG bunkering here.”

In 2017, Pavilion Energy demonstrated its truck-to-ship bunkering capabilities and further expanded its bunker logistics with the charter of its first LNG bunker vessel newbuild in February 2019. The 12,000-m3 GTT Mark III Flex membrane LNG bunker vessel is set for delivery by 2021 and is the largest of its kind set for use in the Port of Singapore to date.

Pavilion Energy’s subsidiary, Pavilion Gas is a licensed LNG bunker supplier in the Port of Singapore.

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